The Government has described as palpable falsehood claims by the National Democratic Congress that the National Health Insurance Scheme is on the verge of collapse.
According to government, the opposition NDC in their bid to derail the hard work of the government, is engaging in mischief and deliberately misinforming the Ghanaian people about the positive outlook of the National Health Insurance Scheme, which is the first on the continent to begin mobile renewal.
Addressing the media Tuesday, April 16, the Deputy Minister for Information Pius Enam Hadzide debunked claims by the NDC that Ghanaians have lost confidence in the scheme, saying that the NHIA has rather under the leadership of the Nana Addo has witnessed massive improvements, with a surge in membership registration.
“It is also palpable falsehood when the NDC says there is loss of confidence in the scheme. Contrary to their assertion, the facts is that NHIS membership registration has rather surged from 18.6 million in 2016 to 20.1 million in 2018.
Again it is also important to state that the scheme records approximately 75,000 mobile renewals weekly”.
Government’s response comes after the NDC on Monday claimed that the NPP is illegally transferring over GHc17 million of National Health Insurance Scheme’s funds into a private fund management company, All Time Capital Investment, claims the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
But addressing the media, Mr. Hadzide also questioned the NDC’s assertion that the NHIA was engaged in needless investments.
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According to the Deputy Minister, the Mahama led administration as far back as July 2012 started the investment with the same company, All Time Capital Limited with an initial 5 million dollars.
“It will interest you to know that investments into All Time Capital Limited by the National Health Insurance Scheme was started by the Mahama administration in 2012. In fact the placement of the first 5 million Ghana cedis in 365 day fixed deposit investment took place on 26th of July 2012”, Mr. Hadzide disclosed.
“….For the NDC to now turn around and accuse the current administration that the NHIS without due diligence and with indecent haste transferred a whopping 17,548,377.20 in three tranches to a private financial house, All Time Capital Limited, supposedly as investment is incredibly mischievous and unbecoming of a political party seeking the mandate of the people. This further deepens the credibility crises that the NDC suffers”, Mr. Hadzide stressed.
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